Six of the top seven ranked girls’ team and six of the top nine boys;’ squads are entered in the 20th annual Hunting Hills Lightning senior volleyball tournament, which opens Thursday and runs to Saturday.
On the girls’ side, the seventh-ranked Lindsay Thurber Raiders competes in a pool with the top-ranked William Aberhart of Calgary, second-ranked Chinook of Lethbridge, third-ranked Strathcona of Edmonton, fifth-ranked Grande Prairie and sixth-ranked Harry Ainlay of Edmonton.
The host Lightning, Notre Dame Cougars, Calgary’s Western Canada, Calgary Centennial, Spruce Grove and Archbishop O’Leary of Edmonton are in Pool B.
On the boys’ side, top-ranked Lindsay Thurber is up against Chinook (No. 3), Bev Facey of Sherwood Park (five), Harry Ainlay (seven), Grande Prairie (eight) and Notre Dame (nine).
The Lightning has William Aberhart, Western Canada, Centennial, Spruce Grove and O’Leary in their pool.
Action gets underway Thursday at 6 p.m. with Hunting Hills clashing with O’Leary in both divisions.
The final draw Thursday goes at 8:30 p.m. with pool play continuing Friday at 8:30 a.m. and going to 8:45 p.m.
The playoffs go Saturday with the finals set for 7 p.m.